European Parliament - Conference:
Beyond theories of weather modification
Maj Britt Theorin
On 8th and 9th April 2013 a conference was held at the European Parliament entitled “Beyond theories of weather modification – civil society against geoengineering”. On the first day there was a screening of the documentary “Why in the World are they Spraying?” of the American film-maker Michael Murphy. The next day there was a round-table discussion, concluding with an international press conference.
The conference was held under the aegis of the parliamentary group “The Greens/European Free Alliance”. Speakers included: the Europarliamentarians Tatjana Zdanoka (Latvia), member of the Committee of Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs; Werner Schulz (Germany) member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs; François Alfonsi, member of the Committee on Regional Development; the municipal councilor Linda Leblanc, secretary of the Cyprus Greens; Valerie Tsybukh, former ambassador of Ukraine in Greece and deputy president of the Green Party of Ukraine; Giulietto Chiesa, former Europarliamentarian and president of the “Alternativa” alliance; Wayne Hall (Greece), co-ordinator of the website “Enouranois”, Josefina Fraile (Spain), independent environmental research and manager of the International Platform against Climate Modification “Skyguards”; Claire Henrion (France), president of the citizens’ association ACSEIPICA, and others.
The conference was the outcome of collaboration between civil society organizations coming together under the international platform “Skyguards”, in collaboration with the “Alternativa” alliance. The objective was to continue the work started in 1998 by the European Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs, Security and Defence Policy that culminated in adoption of the motion for a resolution “On the Environment, Security and Foreign Policy”, on 14th January 1999 with Maj Britt Theorin as rapporteur .
The whole text of the report can be found at the European Parliament website:
This motion for a resolution has been ignored to this day, despite the fact that it demanded exacting investigation of its findings on military experiments being carried out in the atmosphere, despite the fact that it emphasized the need for protection of the population, public health and the environment and despite the fact that it highlighted the need for citizens to be given the means to determine the purpose, extent, and significance of these experiments. Since then no measure for securing transparency has been adopted.
Evidence was presented at the conference of how the atmosphere of the Earth has become a terrain for experimentation threatening public health: clandestine spraying with substances of unknown composition and for undisclosed purposes. There was mention of an increased presence of aluminium and other metals in the environment. There was condemnation of sophisticated military activity being carried out in defiance of the most elementary precautionary principles. There was discussion of new weapons systems that focus on military use of the ionosphere and the upper levels of the atmosphere (as in the case of the HAARP programme).
The organizers demanded that the motion of 14th January 1999 be implemented, given the abundance of documentary evidence existing today that underlines the seriousness of the question . It was emphasized that the European Parliament has at its disposal the legal instrument of the parliamentary committee of enquiry and the demand was submitted that such a committee be established without further delay. Some speakers indicated that they will attempt to draw the attention of European public opinion to this violation of European principles, this attack on the environment and the health of citizens and to the silence of complicity in concealing extremely serious wrongdoing, involving legal and penal responsibility.
Some photographs from the Conference:
Conference Intervention from Wayne Hall (Text)